Maintaining a constant speed while writing refers to achieving consistent handwriting without abrupt speed changes. It is about developing and maintaining fluent writing flow. A constant speed while writing is important to achieve uniform handwriting and avoid hand fatigue.
During writing, moments of acceleration and deceleration are normal, such as transitioning from a straight line to a curve. However, the aim is to make these moments as harmonious as possible and maintain an overall even speed. This makes writing more fluent and relaxed. Children with writing difficulties may find it harder to stabilize their writing speed.
To maintain a constant speed, differentiated fine motor coordination and fluent stroke execution are necessary.